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Workers Compensation Act

Part 3 is about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act (Act) addresses matters such as the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties, joint committees and worker representatives, protection against OHS-related discrimination, accident reporting, investigations, enforcement, offences, administrative procedures, and regulation-making authority.

The following table provides links to the Divisions of Part 3 of the Act.

Part 3 Occupational Health and Safety

Division Title Act Sections Division
Interpretation and Purposes 106 to 110 1
Board Mandate 111 to 114 2
General Duties of Employers, Workers and Others 115 to 124 3
Joint Committees and Worker Representatives 125 to 140 4
Prohibition Against Discriminatory Action 150 to 153 6
Information and Confidentiality 154 to 157 7
Miscellaneous Authority 158 to 163 8
Variance Orders 164 to 171 9
Accident Reporting and Investigation 172 to 177 10
Inspections, Investigations and Inquiries 178 to 186 11
Enforcement 186.1 to 198 12
Offences 213 to 220 15
General 221 to 223 16
Regulations 224 to 230 17

Note: Divisions 5, 13 and 14 are not in effect.

In addition to Part 3, some provisions in Part 1 of the Act also apply to occupational health and safety and some sections in Part 4 apply to appeals of health and safety decisions.  For the whole Act, click here.

The official, printed version of the Workers Compensation Act can be obtained from Crown Publications.

The BC Laws site also provides an unofficial electronic version of the Workers Compensation Act. The Province of British Columbia holds copyright.